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30 pieces of wisdom from Pixar characters

They taught us the importance of friendship with Toy Story, schooled us in the art of perseverance with Finding Nemo, made us all melt inside with Wall-E and had us sobbing like babies with Up. Above all, they made it totally OK for grown men to watch cartoons again. 

Pixar, the animated movie powerhouse, blows thirty candles out on their birthday cake this week. As well as settling down to view all three Toy Story films back-to-back tonight, celebrate the milestone by reliving 30 of the most life-affirming, problem-solving and day-improving nuggets of advice they've given us over the years.

It's amazing what a knee-high furry green eyeball with legs can do for your moral compass. 

(Images: All Star, YouTube)

  • 30 pieces of wisdom from Pixar characters

    Sergeant

    Film: Toy Story (1995)

    "A good soldier never leaves a man behind!"

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    Bruce The Shark

    Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

    ''Fish are friends, not food."

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    Mater

    Film: Inside Out (2015)

    "All right! We did not die today, I call that an unqualified success."

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    Stinky Pete The Prospector

    Film: Toy Story 2 (1999)

    "It's a dangerous world out there for a toy."

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    Yeti

    Film: Monsters Inc. (2001)

    "Okay, rule number one out here: Always... no, never go out in a blizzard."

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    Django

    Film: Ratatouille (2007)

    "Food is fuel. You get picky about what you put in the tank, your engine is gonna die."

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    Uncle Topolino

    Film: Cars 2 (2011)

    "Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro."

    ("Whoever finds a friend, finds a treasure.")

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    Queen Elinor

    Film: Brave (2012)

    "A lady does not place her weapon on the table."

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    Mike Wazowski

    Film: Monsters University (2013)

    "Squishy. We're not gonna lose, because we have everything we need to win right here [points to his chest]."

     

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    Dory

    Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

    "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim."

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    Barbie

    Film: Toy Story 3 (2010)

    "Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!"

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    Hopper

    Film: A Bug's Life (1998)

    "First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault."

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    Colette

    Film: Ratatouille (2007)

    "Cooks move fast, sharp utensils, hot metal, keep your arms in, you will minimize cuts and burns and keep your sleeves clean. Mark of a chef: messy apron, clean sleeves."

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    Henry J. Waternoose

    Film: Monsters Inc. (2001)

    "There's nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child. A single touch could kill you."

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    Doc Hudson

    Film: Cars (2006)

    "I'll put it simple: if you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right."

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    Slim

    Film: A Bug's Life (1998)

    "Say, how many roaches does it take to screw in a light bulb? Can't tell. Soon as the light goes on, they scatter."

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    Syndrome

    Film: The Incredibles (2004)

    "I learned an important lesson. You can't count on anyone, especially your heroes."

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    Anger

    Film: Inside Out (2015)

    "I say we lock ourselves in our room and use that one swear word we know. It's a good one!"

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    Nigel

    Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

    "Fish gotta swim, birds gotta eat."

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    Gusteau

    Film: Ratatouille (2007)

    "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead. Now go up and look around!"

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    Anton Ego

    Film: Ratatouille (2007)

    "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere."

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    Edina Mode

    Film: The Incredibles (1998)

    “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”

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    Flik

    Film: A Bug's Life (1998)

    "Now, it may seem that you can’t do anything, but that’s just because you’re not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself more time. You’re still a seed."

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    Poppa

    Film: The Good Dinosaur (2015)

    "You have to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side."

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    Captain B McCrea

    Film: WALL-E (2008)

    "I don’t want to survive. I want to live!"

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    Russell

    Film: Up (2009)

    "I know this may seem boring, but I think the boring stuff is what I remember the most."

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    Helen

    Film: The Incredibles (2004)

    "Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it."

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    Gill

    Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

    "You got yourself in there, you can get yourself out."

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    Sullivan

    Film: Monsters University (2013)

    "I act scary, Mike. But most of the time, I'm terrified."

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    Alien(s)

    Film: Toy Story (1995)

    "I have been chosen! Farewell, my friends. I go on to a better place."

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